The La Cañada High School varsity baseball team won its season finale over visiting St. Monica Academy, 9-4, in a nonleague game last Thursday.
Senior Daylen Larsen went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, senior Kai Larsen went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and senior Ethan Geller went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run and a stolen base. Senior Ben Kim recorded a hit, two RBIs and a run while senior J.J. Won tallied a hit, an RBI, a run and a walk. Senior Dennis Landon registered a hit and a run while senior Alex Higa finished with a hit, a run and a steal. Senior Chris Huh scored twice, walked once and stole a base while junior Justin McCubbin and sophomore Leon Chen each scored once.
The Spartans finished the campaign fourth in the Rio Hondo League standings with a 5-7 record (9-14 overall).
The Wolves won their regular-season finale at Providence High in Burbank, 8-3, in a Prep League game last Thursday.
Senior captain John Kully went 2-for-2 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs while freshman Nathan Sanok registered a double, an RBI and a run. Sophomore Rowan Schaeffer, who had a hit, four runs and two walks, allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts over five innings while freshman Will Grable, who had a hit and three RBIs, had four strikeouts over two scoreless innings. Senior captain Max Brunngraber produced an RBI and a pair of walks while sophomore Calvin Chen finished with an RBI and a walk. Sophomore Will Koh scored once while senior Evan Yoon and sophomore Matthew Chino each walked once.
Flintridge Prep edged visiting Providence, 8-7, in a league game last Tuesday as Brunngraber, who went 3-for-4, racked up eight strikeouts over 6.2 innings with no walks. Sanok went 2-for-3 with a triple, a double, two RBIs and a run, Kully collected a hit, an RBI, a run and a walk, and Grable recorded a hit, an RBI and a run. Sophomore Brian Xu and Chen each tallied a hit, a walk and two runs, Schaeffer finished with a hit and an RBI, and Chino scored once.
The league champion Wolves (10-2 in league, 17-7 overall) will open the CIF-Southern Section Division III playoffs by hosting La Salle College Preparatory of Pasadena (18-10) today. If victorious, Flintridge Prep would advance to the second round and meet either Beckman High of Irvine (14-12-2) or Long Beach Poly (21-3) on Tuesday, May 9.
The Golden Knights lost to visiting Notre Dame High of Sherman Oaks, 5-0, in an extra-inning Mission League game to end the regular season last Thursday.
Senior Grant Valentine went 2-for-4 with a double, junior Brody Ruyle registered a hit and a walk, and senior Cole Shepard, junior Holden Deitch and junior Kalani Quiroz each tallied a base hit. Senior Lucas Dixon finished with one strikeout and two walks over three hitless and scoreless innings, seniors Xander Douglas and Tate Kim each had one strikeout over an inning of relief, and senior John Glassen and junior Joe Krasnowski each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.
SFHS lost at Notre Dame, 2-0, in a league game last Wednesday. Junior John Calmette and Quiroz each had a base hit, junior Lucas Favretto tallied three strikeouts over four innings on the mound and junior Aaron Hernandez had two strikeouts over a pair of hitless and scoreless innings. Dixon walked twice while junior Jordan Viramontes, sophomore Jordan Lewallen and Ruyle each walked once.
The Golden Knights finished the campaign tied for sixth in league with a 7-14 record (10-18 overall).
First published in the May 4 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.